First impressions are lasting impressions, and the experts all agree that curb appeal is one of the most important aspects to consider when selling your home. It’s the appearance from the street that will very often determine whether potential buyers come in to see the inside, or never even get out of the car.
Flowers are one of the easiest and least expensive ways to make the front of your house look inviting and to instantly increase the curb appeal of your home. Without any real landscaping at all, flowers can transform a rather drab and dreary looking front yard into one that looks colorful and lush. With Florida’s fabulous climate, it’s easy to have planting pots and flower boxes overflowing with blooms.
You should choose colorful flowers that will be in bloom during the time you’re selling your home. Planting flowers in planter boxes and pots is easier than planting them in the ground and lets you more easily place them where they can have the most visual impact. You don’t need to have a green thumb, or spend a lot of money, to get great results. Visit your local home improvement center or nursery and they will be happy to advise you of the best flowers and plants for your purpose. It’s easy! One of the nice things about using flowers in this way is that you’ll see the results immediately. And so will buyers visiting your home!
Bushes, Shrubs, Palms and Trees
Keeping your landscape plants neatly trimmed goes a long way toward making your house look “picture perfect.” Remove any dead palm fronds and dead or gangly tree branches. Replace any bush or shrub that is sickly or dying. Having a friend or professional look at your landscaping with a critical eye might find a few things to improve that you have overlooked.
Front Door and Outside Foyer
Does your front door look freshly painted or stained? If there is glass, is it clean? Is the door handle polished? Is the outside foyer or front porch clean and free from bugs, nests and spider webs? Make sure your front entry way is a bright, cheerful invitation to come inside.
Don’t forget your driveway! Does it need to be power washed? Any stains that should be attended to? Remove any weeds growing between the pavers. Do the pavers need to be sealed? Are the sides of the driveway neatly edged? The driveway to your home might catch someone’s eye and “lead” them up to the front of your house.
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